On the occasion of Madonna‘s having announced that she’s given up acting, let me say once more that she was pretty close to impressive in Alan Parker‘s Evita (’96).
I respect that film enormously — it’s my favorite Parker flick after Mississippi Burning and The Commitments — and I think it works in part because of Madonna’s singing, which is fairly soulful and stirring. (Perhaps not up to Patti Lupone‘s level but she holds her own). She was as good in Evita as her talent allowed her to be. All she had to do was punch out the tunes and weep and glare and hit her marks, and she did that pretty well, I thought.
And we all agree she was also pretty good in Susan Siedelman‘s Desperately Seeking Susan (’85). And I liked that blowjob she gave to a water bottle in Truth or Dare.